Chlamydia Testing & Treatment in Singapore (2024)

Chlamydia Testing & Treatment in Singapore (2024)

Disclaimer: The information in this article is for general knowledge only and should not be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment of any chlamydia infection or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

What Is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, affects both men and women. Known as a "silent disease" because its early symptoms often go unnoticed, chlamydia can lead to severe damage to the reproductive organs if it remains untreated.

Chlamydia is also the top STI in Singapore, based on a study conducted in 2018.

Chlamydia is the top STI in Singapore at 2719 cases according to a 2018 study.

Chlamydia Test in Singapore

Testing for chlamydia is typically done through urine tests or swabs of affected areas. These tests check for the presence of the bacteria. At ATA Medical, we are able to provide you with quick and confidential testing. For transparency and budgeting purposes, our prices are listed as follows:

Treatment Price*
Consultation $38.15
Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea PCR Swab $165.68
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.

Chlamydia Symptoms

Symptoms of chlamydia can vary by stage for both males and females. Here are some possible symptoms:

  • Painful urination
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge in women
  • Discharge from the penis in men
  • Painful sexual intercourse in women

If you are unsure or experience any symptoms, please talk to a doctor.

How Fast Does Chlamydia Show Up?

Symptoms may appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure, although an estimated 40 to 96 percent of chlamydia cases are asymptomatic and do not realise they are infected.

Is Chlamydia Curable?

Yes, chlamydia is curable with antibiotics prescribed by a healthcare provider. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial.

Complications from Chlamydia trachomatis may include:

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): An infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes that can necessitate hospital care and may lead to damage of the reproductive organs.
  • Neonatal Infections: Chlamydia can be transmitted during childbirth, causing pneumonia or severe eye infections in newborns.
  • Infertility: The infection can cause scarring in the fallopian tubes, leading to infertility.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy: Chlamydia increases the risk of ectopic pregnancies, where a fertilised egg grows outside the uterus, posing serious health risks.
  • Reactive Arthritis: Also known as Reiter's syndrome, this condition, linked to chlamydia, affects the joints, eyes, and urethra.

How Long Does It Take To Cure Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is usually treatable with antibiotics over a period of 7 days. However, it is important to complete the entire prescribed course of treatment to ensure the infection is fully cleared.

Chlamydia Treatment

Chlamydia can be treated effectively with antibiotics. Typically, a week-long regimen of Doxycycline, taken twice daily, is used for treatment. For pregnant individuals or those under 18, an alternative such as erythromycin may be recommended.

The infection generally clears up within one to two weeks. Even after treatment, retesting is advisable if there’s a new sexual partner or uncertainty about a partner’s treatment status.

Chlamydia Treatment Cost in Singapore

Your doctor will discuss the specific treatment plan with you during your consultation. Please note that the prices listed here are rough estimates and may be subject to change.

Treatment Price*
Consultation From $38.15
Doxycycline 100 mg $15.26 (based on 7 days supply and twice daily)
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.
While we make every effort to keep our treatment prices up to date, please contact us directly to confirm the most current pricing information. We appreciate your understanding.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

ATA Medical @ Orchard

Address: 1 Orchard Blvd, #05-09 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard Station (TE13)
Contact Number: 6322 7331
Email: camden@atamed.sg
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed
Please note that our last appointment is at 5:15 PM from Monday to Friday and at 12:15 PM on Saturday. Thank you for your understanding.

ATA Medical @ Tanjong Pagar

Address: 72 Anson Rd, #01-02 Anson House, Singapore 079911
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15)
Contact Number: 6223 0682
Email: hi@atamed.sg
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed
Please note that our last appointment is at 5:15 PM from Monday to Friday and at 12:15 PM on Saturday. Thank you for your understanding.

STD Test in Singapore

Considering the potentially harmful effects of chlamydia, such as damaging reproductive health and causing complications in pregnancy, regular STD screening is essential. This is particularly true for sexually active individuals with multiple partners. ATA Medical offers comprehensive STD testing to ensure your sexual health is monitored effectively and to help prevent any future health complications.

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